The Marvels' Nia DaCosta Talks Sisterhood Dynamic With the Superhero Trio
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Expect some dysfunctional family relationships in The Marvels, according to director Nia DaCosta.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, DaCosta explained how she was interested in the matter of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) being too much of a workaholic at the time of Maria Rambeau's death and how it will play an important role in the sister-like conflict between her and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). "I thought it would be cool to map an estranged family history and sister story onto them," DaCosta said. "Carol’s the oldest, the prodigal, then there’s the middle sister Monica, who Carol knew as a kid and promised she’d come back [to] but then never did. All the switching stuff is great, but the thing I actually care about is how these two reconcile."
DaCosta continues by revealing how Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) fits into the sisterhood dynamic. The super Captain Marvel fan made her debut in the Ms. Marvel series on Disney+ and will be the one who finds the soft spot in Danvers. "Kamala is the youngest, who hasn’t had the experience of living with this older sister but idolizes her," DaCosta said. "Carol’s a bit jaded at the beginning of the film [but] Kamala reminds her how amazing she is."
The Marvels Will Be Unlike Other MCU Films, Nia DaCosta Promises
The Marvels will intertwine past events from 2019's Captain Marvel, 2021's WandaVisionand 2022's Ms. Marvel as the trio of superheroes find themselves switching places when they use their powers as a result of Monica Rambeau investigating a Kree-made wormhole in space. At a time when fans have been expressing superhero fatigue with some underwhelming Marvel Cinematic Universe installments, DaCosta believes that The Marvels can break the cycle by having fun while telling an emotional story at the same time. "The biggest difference from the other MCU movies to date is that it’s really wacky, and silly," DaCosta explained. "The worlds we go to in this movie are worlds unlike others you've seen in the MCU. Bright worlds that you haven’t seen before."
Directed by DaCosta, who shares screenplay credit with Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik, The Marvels stars Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani. Joining the trio are Samuel L. Jackson, reprising his role as Nick Fury following the events of Secret Invasion on Disney+, as well as Zawe Ashton as the villain Dar-Benn and Park Seo-joon as an ally of Carol Danvers. Additionally, Lashana Lynch will cameo as Maria Rambeau from Captain Marvel.
The Marvels is scheduled for release in theaters on Nov. 10.
Source: Empire Magazine